A National Audit Office report on a “national health emergency” linked to the poisonings in Egypt and North Korea did itself no favours with this story.

Controversially headlined “NO VACCINE, AND WAITING: Sick woman branded a ‘cure-all’ for zoonotic diseases after being sent to clinics in UK”, it came with the first big picture of Theresa May – just one example of how the FT’s headline “FAILURE TO DO WELL BY ITS OWN CHILDREN” might be apt, if not sympathetic.

Guardian – failure to do well by its own children: “All their life the two children fought hard, over everything. At school, at home, in the playground… ”

Here’s the Guardian’s story, but read the comments underneath – and the photos – to see the really scary stuff.

The Mail’s most highly read comments came from the man who shared this photo of himself on a plane on his way to the US.

The Mail – “Coronavirus panic” (by )

UK student, Una Walsh, in hospital with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, case ‘very rare’ pic.twitter.com/Ah3qrQCXRq — Daily Mail Femail () February 13, 2020

Shorter: The Mail knew “Victim is treated with intravenous antibiotics without her doctor’s approval” and published an article on it.

The Mail knows this (top photo by )


Did the Mail know about this?

It reports it’s doesn’t know, its calls the Medical Director about the story. But:

Has the Mail heard that a coroner ruled the victim was transferred to an NHS hospital just 48 hours after she was diagnosed? The Mail is aware of this.

The Mail’s story runs about 100 words for each “did we know about?” sentence, which as I’m sure the Twitter inbox will tell you are more form than substance. But it’s worth reading to catch the Mail’s line that it did know about everything, and to judge whether their claim of informing the Medical Director about the “medical malpractice” by the British ambassador is true or just twaddle.